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, there's another title that many consider a "crowning" achievement. >> being miss teen u.s.a. is an unbelievable dream. >> danielle doty is living the dream -- a dream she's been aiming toward most of her life. >> i had been competing in pageants since i was 7 years old, and i thought, "you know, i'm at the right age." so i was a try?" >> texas! [ cheers and applause ] >> the texas teen won the crown, and now she gets to wear the gown. >> colorful? >> colorful. >> [ laughs ] >> actually, quite a few of them. hers is now a lifestyle jam-packed with red-carpet openings, glitter, and glamour. >> i love this. >> love that. out of these three pieces, i'd say the zipper dress is really amazing, and this is, i mean, just fabulous. >> it looks like fun, but it's also a full-time job. danielle has a calendar filled with good causes...like this one -- project sunshine. it brings a bit of happiness to children with serious illnesses. >> when she comes into the hospital, she just has a light about her and makes the kids smile and makes them feel like a normal kid. >> helping out miss t
and there is some flexibility there. >> reporter: the republicans say the u.s. is not facing's revenue problem. >> i feel like i'm a lifeguard and we have to save as many people from drowning and higher taxes as we can. >> reporter: in the weekly address to the nation, president obama urged congress to do something. >> we can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: congress will try to find compromise. >> i am still optimistic and i think we can avert this and there is enough common sense to come together and get it solved. >> reporter: a combination will kick in on january 1st. if no deal is made, president obama will press congress to vote on a plan c, one keeping tax cuts in place for most americans. in washington, mike emmanuel, fox news. >> when it comes to the spending cuts, critics are more concerned. they will be cut by $50 million what will be cut is undetermined. >> it's going to affect the operational force that is deployed in terms of its ability to maintain its equipment and to get repair parts and that forces on force is deployed around the world. not j
story we are following as we learn of the pass aifg decorated u.s. general. >> general norman schwarzkopf passed away yesterday after battling pneumonia. we have a report. -- the passing of a decorated u.s. general. >> reporter: the commander of u.s. led international coalition forces that drove shad out of kuwait in 1991 has died. general schwarzkopf was a much- decorated combat soldier in vietnam and was possibly known as stormin' norman. former president bush approved the following statement. statem >> in the late '80s, general schwarzkopf was promossed to general and later appointed commander in chief of the u.s. central command. general colin powell released this statement which read in part, with the passing of general h. norman schwarzkopf, america lost a great patriot. general schwarzkopf was 78 years old. >>> the white house released this statement last night. it says, with the passing of general norman schwarzkopf we lost and merge original. from his deckated service in vietnam to the historic liberation of kuwait and his leadership of the united states general comm
>>> this is a live look outside at the u.s. capitol dome. it is thursday. the temperatures creeping downward. we've had it good for a couple of days but now it looks like things are returning back on our normal cold weather. i'm wisdom martin. sarah simmons has the day off. time to check in on the weather. here is gwen. >> a very chilly start to the day. a far cry from where we've been the last couple of days. that mercury really dropping. we'll show you what is going on. not a lot happening on our satellite-radar composite. we really don't have any clouds to talk about. things will be sunny into the course of the day. 28 at gaithersburg. 31 at baltimore. 36 at d.c. 4 at fredericksburg. a chilly 28 degrees for winchester. the same for culpeper. 46-degree for your day time high. the skies will be very bright and, unlike yesterday, the winds will be very light newout the course of the day. we had gusty winds yesterday but that is going to be not a factor at all. your full forecast coming up a little bit later. back to you. >>> taking a look at our top stories, fairfax county police ar
. >>> well, ports along the east coast and gulf coast will be there for 30 days. the u.s. maritime alliance and it was said to expire at 1 minute past midnight on sunday night and the two sides agree to extend the contract while negotiations continue. >> reporter: it would have cost more than $1 billion a day at the longshoreman's union and the u.s. maritime alliance representing the shipping companies did not come to the temporary contract agreement. a federal mediator said, quote, the container royalty payment issue has been agreed upon in prince pa -- principle by the parties. subjects were achieving an overall collective bargaining agreement. at dispute, the wages and container royalty fees which, are salary supplements based on what east container weighs. the shipping companies wa to cap those at last year's level but the nearly 15,000 longshoremen didn't want to froze and what they consider not an extra, but a part of their salaries. the new contract is not agreed upon and imports and exports like electronics, non- perishable foods, auto parts, airline parts, computer components, tile
charles schumer, and republican, bob corker. then, the u.s. draws a red line. telling syrian president aassad not to use chemical weapons in the country's civil war. we'll discuss the intelligence and the possible fallout with israel's ambassador to the u.s., michael oren, a fox news sunday exclusive, plus the supreme court agrees to take up same sex marriage. we'll ask our sunday panel what the court is likely to decide, whether gays have a constitutional right to marriage. >>> and, a final farewell to my best friend, winston. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and hello, again from fox news in washington. well, it is beginning to feel like ground hog day, in the talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. both sides dug in, no agreement in sight. and, we're now just 23 days from the brink. joining us to break down where things stand, are two leading senators. democrat charles schumer, of new york. and, republican bob corker, of tennessee. gentlemen, house speaker boehner said on friday that another week has been wasteded. senator corker, given that president obama won the electio
to live a quiet retired life in tampa and kept pretty quiet on the u.s.'s decision to go to war with iraq again. >>> also this morning, former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a texas hospital this morning. his chief of staff says his family is confident the 41st president will leave the hospital but expects to be there for a while. he is battling bronchitis, a lingering fever among other complications. the 88-year-old was admitted to the hospital last month but has only been in the icu since sunday. >>> coming up next, a look at the morning's other top stories. police are investigating an accident on one of our area's busiest stretches of road that left three people dead. >> and a murder ore christmas eve as a family gets ready to bury a loved one. d.c. police step up their search for a suspect in a crime that seems to have very few clues. ó >>> virginia state police continue to investigate a deadly accident at the springfield interchange. it happened around 7:00 last night when a tractor-trailer stopped in traffic was rear ended by a pickup truck. three people
putin signed is reportedly in retailation for a new law in the u.s. that calls for sanctions against russian officials for human rights abuses. it takes effect january 1st and it also blocks dozens of children already in the process of being adopted by americans from leaving russia. >>> still ahead at 7:00, a closer look at the fiscal cliff fight and what it would take to get a deal done. >> plus, moving on out, after pounding the nation for days, a monster winter storm is finally losing its steam. we're going to take a look at the damage and travel delays it left behind. >> first, here's dave. >> sarah, the biggest game in decades is almost upon us. just two days away from the redskins and cowboys to decide the nc east crown. >> thank you, dave. hello. as we head to the break, live look outside. we're going to get the latest weather and traffic from tucker and jeff coming up next. it's 7:10. we'll be right back. ♪ ,h [ male announcer ] there are plenty of reasons to be jolly at the chevy year-end event because chevy's giving more. more efficiency with sonic and cruze... more f
's a problem you can adjust to it. >> the redskin's teamed up with the u.s. marine core to spread holiday cheer today handing out more than a thousand toys in the annual skin santa shop. kids from around got a chance to meet the players and take home a new toy. wednesday means rgiii meets with the media. we'll have the latest on his health. shawn is back to wrap up the edge. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. hurry in for a droid incredible 4g lte by htc for $49.99. of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.48 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. merrier than ever before. safeway. ingredients for life. [ male announcer ] how could a luminous protein in jellyfish, impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in
about the dui arrest of a u.s. senator. idaho republican michael crepo was pulled over in alexandria. an officer said he saw him run a red light. police say senator crepe po -- crepo registered a blood alcohol level of .11. he was released on pound about four hours later -- bound about four hours later. the. >>> the nation's largest gun lobby says efforts by congress to regulate guns or ammunition would not prevent more mass shootings like the one in connecticut. the nra response is being panned on several fronts, even from republicans. >> i say not to mention guns in trying to eliminate school violence is like not mentioning cigarettes and trying to eliminate lung cancer. it makes no sense. i am hopeful we can get this done in a pop-up shower way. >> i'm -- in a bipartisan way. >> i'm not someone that believes having multiple armed guards in schools will enhance the learning environment. that is the first responsibility. you don't want this to be an armed camp for kids. >> president obama assembled a task force to reduce gun violence and wants concrete proposals within a month. >>>
in the wall street journal n when he said there's something terribly wrong when the problem with the u.s. economy is the u.s. congress. and i think that's it. people are pretty fed up, and all they're trying to do really is sort of damage control, andct not make themselves look worst than they look. >> lot of, just observers hereob in all of this, is this going to be the new normal, unproductive do nothing congress?co >> i think because of the political complexion of things, and extremism is sort of appreciated, and that congress people view just staying in office rather than doingdo something for the betterment of their country, coupled with just the institution that there's ath republican house, democratic president, a democratic senate, you are always going to have problems, but you have moremo problems than 10 or 20 years ago because of the political psyche of the elected officials. >> so many people thought, nowth that president obama was reelected, that we still wouldn't receive the same sort of gridlock in congress. >> it won't happen, it won't be different until incumbents are be
that new year's deadline when taxes would go up for all u.s. taxpayers and steep spending cuts would kick in across the board. nicole collins has the latest. >> reporter: john boehner back in washington immediately heading to the white house, which brought the president and congressional leaders together the first time since november, but it's unclear if it brought the country closer to avoiding the fiscal cliff. >> when the president calls congressional leaders to the white house, it's all political theatre or they have a deal. not that it's all political theatre. >> this is not for show but a last-ditch effort by the president to bring congressional leader together to try to get a small package at least, a small deal together before the new year. >> reporter: the president called the meeting as lawmakers pointed fingers in this high- stakes game of chicken. >> the republicans who are holding hostage the middle class in america society wealthy don't have to pay their fair share. >> we need two words: presidential leadership on not just taxing rich people. we could do that and it would no
. >>> something that's happened thousands of miles away has families in the u.s. very upset. the president of russia signed a ban that would prevent americans from adopting children in russia. 60,000 children have been adopted by american families in the last 20 years. as fox 5's beth parker shows us, the ban will change a lot of lives. >> reporter: a photo of the orphanage where nadia green spent her early years. >> i was little, i was so lonely in the orphanage i used to cry at night and i just feel bad for all the girls and boys that are like alone there. >> reporter: nadia says she was well cared for, but it was not like having a family until americans barbara porter and jerry green arrived. >> this is when we brought them play-doh. we sort of introduced them to play-doh at the orphanage. >> reporter: in 2003 the couple brought nadia and her brother victor home to virginia. nadia is now 14, her brother 16. this week the family has been watching the news with great interest and sadness. russian president vladimir putin just signed a bill that bans americans from adopting in russia. >
point. >> it is fun. >>> u.s. military ships on the move as north korea gets set to launch a rocket. we've got details next. >>> one police department is calling it one of the worst cases of child abuse they have ever investigated. details of an arrest at a day care center when we come back. three times more dirt than vacuuming alone while neutralizing odors for a clean you can see, smell and really enjoy. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> nearly 2400 americans were killed and almost 1200 injured in the japanese attack that pulled the united states into world war ii. more than 2,000 people are expected to attend a ceremony at pearl harbor today actually moment of silence is planned for 7:55:00 a.m. local time marking the moment the bom
this morning. he signed the ban in retaliation for a new law passed by the u.s. congress that punishes russian officials for human rights abuses. many russians protested this week and even the russian foreign minister the law is a bad idea. >>> taking a look at our other top stories now. sad news this morning, desert storm commander norman schwartzkopf has died. the retired general died from economy indications of pneumonia. he was given the nickname, storming norman and best known for leading international forces in iraq in 1991. he was 78 years old. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care in a hospital this morning in houston county. he is battling several complications, including bronchitis and a fever. he was admitted to the hospital last month. >>> here we go. >> hear the music -- >> you know what it is, yep. dave ross is hear to talk redskins, cowboys. hello there. >> what a show. when you have the first ladies of football in the house, right on in studio b. they played at my brother's wedding 10 years ago. >> did they really? >> incredible band. >> that's fantastic. >
of a barricade. police say the incident started about 10:30 last night. u.s. marshals arrived at an apartment to serve a warrant in the 1800 block of greenwich woods drive in adelphi. oneperson is still inside the home right now and is believed to be arm the. we will continue to bring you updates as they become available. >>> also in prince george's county, the hunt is for a group of men would broke into i home and shot a person inside. this happened just before 2:30 this morning in oxon hill. the victim says the suspects burst into the home demanding cash and jewelry. the victim was taken to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. >>> there are positive signs on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. speaker of the house john boehner was back at the white house last night for his second meeting in last week and there is talk about a new deal between the president and speaker boehner. staffers are not saying what they discussed but senate leadership is telling members to be ready to return to work starting next week. they could take up boehner's proposal from friday when he offered a tax
alert from washington. an independent panel investigating the attack on the u.s. cons land in libya says the state department is to blame. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed in the september 11th attack. there were system attic failures at the state department no one ignored or violated their duties and the board did not recommend discipline. however the panel did recommendation changes to improve embassy security. >>> tonight the u.s. is less than two weeks from the fiscal cliff and both sides are talking, there's still no deal. leaders in washington are trying to come up with a back up plan to avoid a financial fallout on new year's. tom fitzgerald has the latest. >> reporter: with just 13 days left until the fiscal cliff hits, democrats and republicans are trying to outmaneuver each other. >> at the same time we'll continue to talk with the president. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner wants taxes to rise only on people making more than $1 million and said the president has to cut more spending. >> the white house offered yesterday was essentially a $1.3 trilli
those attacks in egypt and is reportedly linked with the storming of the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th. meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify on the libya attack after an independent review board finishes its report. >> so we have every expectation that she will testify, that she will do so in an open setting, and that perhaps the leaders of the report, the lead investigators, may be testifying before us in a closed setting. >> senator john kerry, the chirm of the senate foreign relations committee, says secretary clinton will also appear before that panel. >>> and closer to home now, president obama has asked congress for $60 billion. that's in aide to help with superstorm sandy's cleanup in all states. the request comes in the midst of a tough fiscal cliff fight and house speaker john boehner says they will review the request by the president. new york and new jersey originally asked for a combined $79 billion in aide. the states' governors say they are grateful for any help. >>> the supreme court taking up the controversial issue of g
>>> good morning. a hook at the u.s. capitol dome this morning. it's cold start to your day. temperatures in the 30s out this and probably colder in some areas. we'll check in with gwen in just a second. >> first. >> three, two, one! >> and with that, the first family flipped the switch lighting the national christmas tree. a huge crowd came out for the lighting on the ellipse last night. this marks the 90. >>> tree for the tree lighting ceremony. i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. a huge day here on fox 5. today is our annual stuff a truck food drive. we are teaming up with the capital area food bank. wisdom martin will join us just a bit later on this morning from a stuff a truck location. we'll have everything you need to know if you want to donate as well. first, let's get to gwen tolbart in for tucker barnes. it is cold out there. >> it is nippy. you want to make sure you are tressed warm. satellite-radar composite showing you plenty of clouds. could see some patchy fog this morning. current temperatures, 39 at reagan national airport. 3 at dulles. 33 at
a post assad syrian future. >> senior u.s. officials tell fox news syrian technicians have fully mixed an unknown quantity of the deadly nerve agent sarin and loaded it onto what officials believe are to be breakable canisters that can be dropped from above. if syria were to drop these chemical bombs, thousands of people would die within minutes. >>> software mogul john mcafee is in the hospital tonight after going into convulsions and suffering two apparent heart attacks. it happened just hours after guatemalan officials rejected his bid for asylum. mcafee was arrested for illegally entering the country yesterday. that's where he turned up after weeks in hiding. mack a phone is a person of interest in the november -- mcafee is a person of interest in the november killing of his american neighbor in belize. >>> they say when it rains, it pours and that's definitely true for two d.c. neighborhoods, but help is on the way to fix a major flooding problem coming up on the news edge. >> there have been three sexual assaults in three weeks in prince william county, virginia, what they all ha
to the russians that they are fit parents. the u.s. government says it will fight to see that at least these case goes through, but with the new law set to go into effect january 1st it is not clear just what will happen. in london amy kellogg, fox news. >>> coming up some dark clues about one of hollywood's biggest icons. >> there were claims at the time that marilyn monroe didn't take her own life and that she was possibly murdered. >> there are new details out tonight from an fbi investigation into marilyn monroe. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> new information being released from the fbi about marilyn monroe revealing that the bureau tried to see if there was any connection between the actress and the communist party. fox's anita vogel has the story. >> reporter: the fbi releasing new information about actress marilyn monroe. according to the records, the agency was monitoring the movie star for possible ties to communism. >> she had a lot of high profile friends, so she was always under a lot of media scrutiny, but more so because of the people that she wa
at 6, a u.s. journalist and his team make a daring escape after being held hostage in syria. the details are coming your way as we continue. and what is ahead in the forecast. >> we hope the winds will settle down later. and at this hour, they're still gusting to 30 as colder air comes rolling back into town. i will let you know what to expect for your wednesday. scott, what are you working on in sports? >> the ride skins concerns will be on the quarterback to the guys protecting that, the injuries to the offensive line may mean a shuffling to the bodies up front. details are ahead in the sports edge.  . >>> a new sense of urgency. we'll look inside. >>> and a lot of interesting things while riding on the subway. you have ever seen a piano board? there you go. i thought i saw it all. jesse got on the train with her owners and needless to say, everyone was surprised. some even took pictures of the pony with the cameras. or video like this one and didn't seem to mind it at all. speculating that the pony belongs to a circus. why it's on the train ismy
with it, it was unreal. >> reporter: on capitol hill the u.s. senate and house of representatives observing moments of silence. with heavy hearts the connecticut delegation signaled their grief. >> let each of us affirm that we will keep in our hearts and honor those who fell and that we will do everything that we can to ensure that this never happens again. >> reporter: as other towns around the country get ready for the holidays, this new england community still faces many more funerals over the next few days. in newtown, connecticut, jennifer davis, fox news. >> students across the nation returned to their classrooms this morning, but friday's violence forced parents and educators to talk about what we need to do to make schools safer and more secure. >> at the time we are going to have a moment of silence. >>> at district heights elementary students held a moment of silence for the victims and talked to their teachers about what happened. counselors and psychologists braced for the tough questions. >> it's very important that we have some age appropriate discussions as the st
the bounty on the head of a u.s. ambassador. it's offering $160,000 for the death of gerald fear stein. and offering cash to a u.s. somd jury. so far the embassy has not responded to the threat. >> president obama says he is committed to changing the gun control law. a very specific proposal and like to have it passed. on nbc's meet the press, president obama said the trahook should be a wake up call. >> the question then becomes whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here. that it does not just become one of these routine episodes where it gets a lot of attention for a couple weeks and drifts away. certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that that was the worst day of my presidency. and it's not something i want to see repeated. >> the president created a task force to come up with recommendations on how to reduce america's gun violence. >> all right. tucker is back now to talk about our cold weather. >> yeah. it got cold overnight overnight. at least the winds have let up. yesterday a very blustery day. nobody notices. they were too busy watching foo
the u.s. has to be firmer with the gun laws. >> and if the massacre in tucson was not enough to make them act and the blood shed in colorado and oak croak, wisconsin; portland, oregon, and other teams and towns, perhaps the slaughter of innocence at sandy hook elementary school will at long last be enough. >> mr. president, this afternoon the families of the newton -- . >> today, harry reid told senators congress has to do more to help protect americans from mass shootings. the school shooting is renewed talk of stricter gun control laws and how likely lyare we to see change? are members of congress ready for compromise? the staff writer at the hill joins us tonight and thank you very much for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> can we expect congressional republicans to jump on board? >> reporter: think congressional republicans will be the last to jump on board. the senate democrats who have supported gone owners' rights in the past are willing to have a change of heart. senator reid in nevada, the nra contributed to his 2010 election campaign and called him a champion of th
of the terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. ambassador susan rice used the talking points as the basis when she wrongly blamed the ben gauzy attack on an anti-islam youtube video. the cia said they need to protect sources and methods. the congressional committees are seeking the raw e-mail traffic to assess how and why the talking points were changeed. >> reporter: was there a problem with communication between, say the fbi doing the investigation, cia doing some of the intelligence analysis, the state department who was responsible for some of the security. was this, again, a stove piping problem of a different kind? >> and aside from the talking points, lawmakers want definitive information on the level of premeditation by the terrorists and how early it was known. >>> the wikileaks trial will resume today and will determine if bradley manning's case will be dismissed. he claims the nine-month free trial confinent -- to punishment. he faces charges, including aiding the enemy and if convicted, he could face love in prison. >>> hillary clinton is at the final foreign nato summit. the
the hour, we begin this morning with the latest on serious chemical weapons. unnamed u.s. officials. the serian army has loaded deadly gas into aerial bombs. >> and the army is waiting for orders from asad. serian forces have 60 days to use the chemical bombs before they expire and need to be destroyed. the united states has warned syria using them would cause greater eastern intervention. frj left five people dead and injured 600 others. the muslim brother hood which supports president morsi and protestors have demonstrated on different days and different areas. they even fired shots at each other. this morning egyptian army tanks were deployed. the pro democracy protestors want morsi to cancel this month's vote. he's supposed to address the nation sometime today. >> the guess call cliff is less -- the fiscal cliff is less than a month away. >> house speaker john boehner and -- may be willing to take the plunge. doug luzader has more. >> the white house is drawing one line in the sand after another. republicans will give in as we approach the end of the year. >> we can solve this i
would be held to aowcount. >> -- acount. >> a senior u.s. official tells fox news the gas bombs must be deployed within 60 days for them to bousable. if syria does cruise them, it could -- does use them, it could kill thousands within minutes. already, 40,000 syrians have lost their lives in the nearly two-year war. >>> military tanks are patrolling the streets in cairo. the protech comes after violent clashes between supporters and opponents of egyptian president. the mobs have battled with fire bombs, rocks, and sticks. since the constitution drafted last month gave morsi more power. he still plans to pass the constitutional referendum as a new charter. >>> stop atf agents could lose their jobs for the role in the failfurious program. the disciplineiry board recommended the senior officials be terminated because of their mishandling of the gun- running operation. a report stated the special agent in charge and his team reverted to using risky gun walking tactics. the operation was drain ised to track guns to major weapons, trafficker -- was de
? a live report from capitol hill coming up. >> plus, a u.s. general way memorable military career has passed away. a look at the life and legacy of desert storm commander norman schwarzkopf. >> a redskins-cowboys preview with dave ross a little bit later. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >> you can see how clear it is. clearly. friday, december 28th. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. h simmons. >> let's talk to tucker barnes about the weather. >> we are looking fine. it is chilly out there. kind of seasonbury chilly. temperatures back in the low to mid-30s and we'll be in for a decent day. about maybe 40, 42 today, partial sunshine. so friday looks good. tomorrow, things get a little more interesting as we've got this winter event on the way. not a huge event but it is an event. >> it is an event but not quite an event. >> okay. i'm just excited about it. >> you are allowed to be excite about it. we don't want to scare people. >> i know. i won't. >> 33 this morning at dulles and bwi. it doesn't take much, you know. there is a look at the satellite-radar. this is the m
today. a live look now at the u.s. capitol where the house and senate will go back into a rare sunday session this afternoon. yesterday president obama used his weekly address to urge the senate to at least put together a basic package to protect americans from an income tax hike. >> we just can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> today is a critical day. senate leaders hope to get legislation on paper by tonight ready for a vote on monday. >>> lawmakers are trying to strike a deal to avoid automatic tax hikes for everyone and also to avoid across the board spending cuts. fox 5's [ audio difficulty ] has more at -- audrey barnes has more at what is at steak. >> reporter: try and hammer out a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff describe the talks as productive but the talks didn't produce an agreement. from the senate floor words of optimism from minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself in the white house in the hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> reporter: senate
with the replacement of a retiring u.s. senator. >> and later the red hot redskins are in first place in the nfc east. so when will rg3 return? the playoff push is coming up. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> hawaii senator daniel inouye has passed away. the world war ii vet and medal of honor recipient died from respiratory complications. inouye's wife and son were by his side at the walter reed military center. he was a public servant for nearly eight decades running for the senate in 1962 serving nine terms. >>> south carolina governor nikki haley is appointing congressman tim scott to fill the seat of jim dem
is armed. this began around 10:30 last night in the 100 block of greenwich woods drive in adelphi. u.s. marshals originally arrived at the scene to serve a warranted. authorities are in contact with the man. the barricade has forced a number of people to evacuate from their apartments. >>> the question so many. us are asking after last week's school shooting in connecticut is simply why? >> investigators are working to try to figure that out as the nation continues to mourn with newtown, connecticut. more funerals will be held today. yesterday, noah pozner and jack pinto, both six years old, were laid to rest. sandy hook elementary school remain as crime scene and will stay closed indefinitely. but other schools in newtown opened today. investigators were looking at the computer of gunman adam lanza. its hard drive had been smashed but officials say they still might be able to salvage information from it. they are also looking into e- mails he sent and web sites he may have visited before friday's shooting. >>> moving forward with a response to the shootings on all fronts was the focus
? what are the chances in what's going on? >> the u.s. congress has taken incomplete, remember that, you would call the registrar and, or your professor, and you took an incomplete, and that's what they've done. mcdonnell and the democratsdemo could get something done in terms of taxes, and it's a stage of process, but in terms of the whole bargain, they want more time of the what republicans didn't want to have blamedblam monday them is that they increased taxes on the middle class, and so maybe tim kainey was prophetic.ti he said let's just settle atse 500,000.tt they settled at 450,000, and noo move to the tougher stuff later. >> we've seen a lot of frustration and it's not justjus the americans who will be affected. lawmakers also fed up, maryland senator, the longer serving woman in the senate, said i, lived through 9/11, i've lived through impeachment of a president, but this is what we are doing to hour selfment are you surprised we got to thisto point?po >> not really, and i tried to talk about it in recent weeks.s. we now have the state legislatures to blame. they draw incumbent
is meant to celebrate the holiday season and share the message of peace. the u.s. navy band, i think, just wrapping up here. sue palka is on the ellips tonight and, sue, normally, i would be asking you about the cold when you're outside like. this you have a celebration to talk about. >> reporter: we have a wonderful celebration already underway down here and i have to actual, the first family hasn't arrived yet. we can see the white house and the limos hind up. they apparently will be here in about 15 minutes, so we will be bringing you the tree lighting live when that happens. obviously, nothing it is going to happen until they get here, until fantastic entertainment already. behind me, we have the united states navy commodore band playing there, wonderful, and we had some entertainment since 4:30. weather is fantastic, sorry i have to bring up my own. i am so delighted that it's not windy. it makes it more pleasant than everyone to be out in this weather that is cooler than what we have had. and, will you believe there are about 20,000 people here and a lot more standing behind me. ever
six years, they have been partnering with the u.s. marine corps reserves. the one-day event hems children who are less fortunate. >> it's gotten bigger and bigger and bigger and it's fantastic. >> 37,000 toys. >> a waitress in a northern virginia restaurant working on her college degree got quite a surprise. how a little cheer is helping out this holiday season. >> reporter: they came, they came, they tip bombed. what's a tip bomb? that's a surprisingly huge tips for a waiter or waitress. >> i was shocked. >> he was not evening the recipient. >> he is head coach here at glory days restaurants here in fairfax. he will be the first to tell you that servers earn their money. >> they work very hard on the beat, 10, 11 hours a day. >> watch this video taken during lunch this past friday. a group came to glory days. >> really unbeknownst to us. they didn't tell anybody. >> reporter: however? >> they did this. >> we tracked a member of the group. they wanted to remain anonymous. the tip, a total $903. that's more than 400%. >> the server had the initial reaction that there was a mistake
to see what you got me. >>> meantime fox 5 is tracking santa as he gets ready to take flight. the u.s. military released this preview clip of santa claus. this is norad, the north american aerospace defense command. while we count down to christmas we are also tracking the holiday forecast. >>> fox 5's gwen tolbart joins us now from the weather center. we've asked about the chances for a white christmas. anything new tonight perhaps? >> we've got a little active weather moving into the course of tomorrow, but i am not looking at it bringing us anything in terms of a white christmas. let's look at the maps. here's a look at our satellite and radar composite, a few clouds moving into the south of us. we had rail bright day, plenty of sunshine -- a really bright day, plenty of sunshine due to a ridge of high pressure. we have a freezing rain advisory in effect from 6 a.m. until noon on monday to the west of us and we are talking a period of freezing rain and sleet early in the morning. then we'll see some snow mixing in a little later, but less than an inch of accumulation as far as the
before friday. >> friday eve if you will. >> friday eve. that's right. live look outside at the u.s. capitol dome on this chilly thursday morning. all right. good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm allison seymour in for sarah simmons this morning. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> gwen will join us now to talk about our chilly weather. things have changed. >> we'll get back to reality. no more 70s. chilly mornings kicking in. we don't have as many clouds as we had yesterday because we have a ridge of high pressure in control. so skies fairly clear. just a few high clouds for -- to the north and west of us. other than that, not much happening. we will have plenty of sunshine ahead. 36degrees at reagan national airport. 31 at dulles and 30 at bwi sure good marshall, a far cry from those 50s where we were yesterday. winds are light and they will remain light and calm throughout the course of the day. we are talking about plenty of sunshine. your high today, 46 degrees. it will be chilly. bundle up if you are heading out anywhere today. trust me. it is not going to warm up muc
are learning more about the dui arrest of a u.s. senator. mike crawl crapo was pulled over in alexandria. an officer said he saw him run a red light. police say he registered a blood alcohol level of .11. the legal limit in virginia is .08. the senator was released on bond about four hours later. the senator released a statement sunday saying i am deeply sorry. i made a mistake for which i apologize to my family, my idaho constituents and any others who have put their trust in me. he is due in court january 4th. >>> heading home for the holidays. nasty weather out west makes the journey longer for some people. we will take a look at mother nature. ♪ because we know how much you do to make the holidays just right. from ornaments to ottomans, memories are made with ikea. >>> church leaders in newton, connecticut are getting standing ovation for helping the community cope with the recent school shooting. >> it happened in a number of churches over the weekend. there is no let up in the gun control debate since the massacre. the nra has been making the media rounds since friday. the gun lo
running. >> 73 in the u.s. senate, is a youth member, and that is where the vice president's roots are and yes, i think he'll make a decision sometime later, put to keep his options open, he'll be courting donors and activists in ohio and new hampshire and elsewhere. >> i think the implementation of obamacare will be the political story of 2013. the rise in cost in premiums, dislocations on the job, more people put into part-time status. controversy over the start of the exchanges, with republican governors refusing to do it in their states. and, the loss of employer-based health coverage. for a lot of people, you have to remember, president obama campaigned by saying, if you like your coverage now, you can keep it. that will be put to the test, this year. >> chris: kirsten? >> i think that based on what happened in the last election, the republicans finally realized, for political reasons, they will have to start to look at immigration reform, something the president wanted to do before, but, really couldn't, because the republicans weren't interested in doing it. i think whether
hurricane sandy hit the u.s. treasury every two weeks. given that, though, what do you think of the president's new stripped-down plan which would reduce the debt by less than 2 sandies in the first year? >> the president is not serious about reducing the debt and that has become evident over the last four years, as we continue to grow the deficit and it will be evident over the next four years, on the other hand, we have a practical problem, ten days from now, the fiscal cliff and on that, i think as i said many times on the show, republicans will be women advised to accept the fact the president won the election and minimize the damage done by the tax increases that are coming. >> chris: you would vote for the stripped-down obama plan. >> i would go for what the speaker tried to do late last week and try to get the number up, and, yes, the tax increase on the wealthy, i would try to protect investments as much as possible and keep dividends at reasonable rates, and, do the amt patch and a reasonable deal on state taxes, but i'm a squish on this, and totally, you have to mak
, friends and our church to help us through this time. >> the family immigrated to the u.s. 25 years ago seeking the american dream. mrs. han became disabled several years ago and the family lost their business. he was unemployed when he was killed. >> my dad was never the person who would hesitate to not help anyone else. so he was always there for someone if they need help. >> unfortunately for mr. han, no one came to his aid until it was too late. the freelance photographer snapped this final photo telling reporters he was too weak to help him up and was using his flash to warn the train operator. what about everyone else? some say they were just in shock. >> there's more confusion than anything, not really knowing what's going on, the middle of times square you see commotion. you don't know what to do. >> another witness aaron washington snapped a photo plaintiff han. >> i'm not too proud to say i took a picture without lending to help a hand. >> a funeral is set for thursday for ki-suck han. police say mr. han had a bottle of vodka when he was killed. as best they could tell, the ho
clear shot of u.s. capital zone. good morning, everyone. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. there is tucker barnes. >> good morning. it's a cold one. >> you will be waiting in the lines too later, won't you. >> yes, i am. >> you look so excited to be out and in the mix. >> i went to one store and waited 45 minutes in line. >> wow. >> you finished? last time you went you turned and and left. >> it's all business from here on out. hopefully the stores will be open a few more hours. let's get to it. let's do weather. if you are going to be shopping at the last minute like a few other people, hopefully just a few of us, reagan national 32. dulles 26. bwi marshall 27. here is the deal, i already got gifts so now i can figure out what i need to get in return based upon what i have seen. >> you are judging what you get other people based on what you have received. >> you don't want to -- >> that is so shallow. oh, my goodness, you are so shallow. >> what i'm saying, i don't know what level of gift i need to get? >> it's the thought, tucker. >> yes, in some cases. >> there are the
less painful. >> reporter: and the u.s. senate paying tribute with silence this afternoon. a nation in pain with some turning to action. this march in washington calling for stricter gun control measures. president obama said sunday at a memorial service that he planned to take executive action. >> are we prepared to say such violence visited on our children year after year after year to sell out the price of our freedom? >> reporter: hoping to provide comfort, owners of therapy dogs are wandering around town with animals and they're being approached by children and adults a like. jennifer davis, fox news. >>> schools across the country and here in our area had counselors and extra police perhaps as students return to class today. they hoping the added security might ease the anxiety by students and parents. >> reporter: first graders at district heights lamar start the morning discussing a story like any other day. then, something different. >> at this time, we're going have a moment of silence. >> reporter: silence to remember school kids just like themselves who never made it out
. the president pro-tem is the senate's longest serving member and is third in the line of succession in the u.s. presidency and he served for nearly 50 years and died yesterday at the age of 88. >>> breaking news out of montgomery county, maryland. sky fox is high over the scene in north gate park, aspen hill, maryland. we're told a person was shot in the eye. police are not sure what kind of weapon was used. this is in aspen hill, maryland. can you see police and emergency personnel on the ground. police are searching for the shooting suspect. we're going stay on top of the story and bring you more information as it's available. >>> >>> coming up tonight, a closer look at asberger's syndrome. disspelling myths about the so- called connection to the connecticut school shooting. >> and d.c.'s mayor wants more police officers on the street. why he said that is not going happen if the city council gets its way. >> and the internet is in a frenzy over a popular app. why your photos could end up in ads without your permission. hey, gary. >> and thanks, shawn. the sun came back out today. it was on t
menorah lighting today marked the beginning of the jewish festival of lights. the head of the u.s. office of management and budget helped light the menorah this afternoon on the ellipse. tonight is the second night of hanukkah. >>> and it's a pretty soggy night out there. fox 5's gwen tolbart is in the fox 5 weather center. >> we've been dealing with the clouds and showers off and on all day today. so let's take a look at radar. we'll show you what's happening. we still have a little light rainfall down to the south near calvert and st. mary's county, just out of fredericksburg there, a bit of a sprinkle to the north near frederick, but other than that not a lot happening, but it doesn't mean we're 100% out of the clear. let's go to our weather map. we have a fog advisory currently in effect until 9 a.m. this morning. if we can punch up max 1, we'll show that for everybody. dense fog definitely causing really poor driving conditions. so do be careful if you live in any of these areas. current temperatures now, 46 degrees at gaithersburg, 48 at d.c., 50 at annapolis, 46 at baltimore, 48 at
>>> straight up 5:00 now as we take a live look at the u.s. capitol dome. hopefully, something can be reached, some sort of a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff as lawmakers continued to work on this. it is a chilly new year's eve out there. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. chilly indeed. let's bring in tucker barnes again to talk about it. >> is it new year's eve already? >> time is flying by, man. >> you're questioning it -- >> i feel like it is still the night before. >> no, it is officially the 31st. it's just our life, you know. >> yeah, kind of sad. >> let's get to the temperatures. it got cold. it was cold yesterday but at least the wind have let up. 30 at reagan national. 4 at dulles. bwi marshall, 29. we should warm up in the mid- 40s today. the clouds will increase tonight but we are not expecting any rain and/or snow shower activity. there is a better chance we'll see one or two tomorrow. the pattern generally going to be try. there is your satellite-radar. some storminess out to the west but well out to the west. you can see there is pl
toys for tots campaign handed out toys for children. they partnered with the u.s. marine corps to give something special to the kids who needed it the most. >> they got bigger and bigger and bigger. it's fantastic. >> last year, the toys for tots drive collect the more than 37,000 items for kids. >>> the first family arrived in hawaii for their holiday vacation. mr.and mrs. obama are expected to atent the funeral service tomorrow for late senator daniel inouye. before getting out of the public's eye for the holidays, mrs. obama joined her husband to wish a merry christmas. >> after a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. across america, military families are reunited. let's give thanks for our men and women and let's give a special prayer to those in afghanistan, risking their lives. >> this is the fifth first family christmas in hawaii since president obama was elected. >>> bringing holiday cheer to people who need it the most. >> and you heard of 3d tv but how about 3d printer? how one group is using the device to create weapons at home.  >>> this is th
, we'll let you know. >> all right. thank you very much. >>> and we have a news alert on syria now. u.s. officials say the syrian military has loaded active chemical weapons into bombs and is just waiting a final order from embattled president bashar assad to use the deadly weapons against it is syrian people. there are reports that the army is preparing sarin gas that could be deployed from airplanes. if the regime does fall, the worry is that the weapons of mass destruction could fall into the hands of terrorists. >>> could it be a sign that the stalemate in the fiscal cliff talks could be resolved soon. wednesday, president obama spoke with john boehner and eric cantor says the gop is ready to, quote, talk specific. if an agreement is not reached, defense employees will take a hard hit. almost half of the automatic cuts that would take effect will impact the department of defense and civilian employees are expected to be first to feel it. >>> new this morning, the duchess of cambridge is out of hospital and as we see in this video, just in to the newsroom, she and prince william were
on first street northwest. and we're told that he worked as a federal government employee for the u.s. agency for international development. still there is no word yet what caused the fire. >>> d.c.'s chapter of the guardian angels patrolled the block of southeast to help students stay safe going to school. they were on morris road where an 18-year-old girl was robbed and shot in the leg on tuesday morning on the way to class. the guardian angels will be on morning patrol the rest of the week here. >>> former d.c. couple chairman kwame brown's brother is facing bank fraud charges. chay brown was charged today and his attorney said he plans to plead guilty. he claimed $35,000 in income he never made on a mortgage loan modification q. brown previously was convicted for bank fraud and he was found guilty 20 years ago in a separate case. >>> the prince georges county judge said that governor o'malley does not have to appoint a nominee to fill an empty delegate seat. greg hall was nominated by democratic committee in the county to fill tiffany alston's seat. she left office when she was co
, december 28, the u.s. energy information agency will release a report on the supply of crude oil and gasoline on the national in-state level. the report will be released at the department of energy building on independence avenue northwest. and that's your capital rundown for the week of december 24th, 2012. find us on myfoxdc.com and on twitter, #capitalrundown. i'm tom fitzgerald. see you next week. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. it sparks a movement. because people can't keep it to themselves. look ! no ugly spots ! awesome! incredible shine. i'm switching for good. love, love, love finish! over a million people have switched to finish. vi
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